Acupressure Instructors

Aerie Waters

Aerie Waters

5-Element Qigong Instructor

Discover awesome Qigong movements that open each of the meridians & 5 elements with Aerie Waters, Qigong Instructor. Aerie studied Qigong with Master Frank Chan, with both Malik and Joyanna Cotter, and with Kurt Miyajima. She also studied Tai Chi with Master William Chang and Ron Perfetti.

“I have been studying and practicing Qigong for 38 years. At age 73, my vital health is the most apparent benefit of the ways in which moving energy through the American systems on a regular basis has gifted me. In addition to health and vitality, I value the cultivation of a relationship with the Sea of Energy and the Chi, which surrounds us, and responds to our breath to direct our focus and attention. To me, this translates into a relationship with the interconnected web of all life, manifesting in all forms. This practice of Qigong never grows old, rather, it continues to deepen and enrich my life. May it enrich yours, as well.”

Malik Cotter

Malik Cotter

Doctor of Acupuncture, Diplomate of Chinese Medicine

Malik began studying Chinese medicine in the mid 1970’s. He’s one of the few health care professionals to live, work and study with masters of medicine and the internal energy arts in China and throughout Asia. He holds a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, is a Doctor of Acupuncture, a Nationally Certified Herbalist, and teaches Qigong & Taijiquan. Malik has been awarded an Honorary Professorship from the Chengdu Medical University in Sichuan, China for his hospital work and academic contributions. Dr. Cotter is currently in private medical practice and the owner/director of the Dragon’s Den Herb Shop, Makawao Maui.
Joseph Carter

Joseph Carter, CAc.

Joseph, licensed Acupuncturist, started practicing Asian Healing Arts in 1978 and became a Licensed Acupuncturist in 1987 (CA & HI). He taught Acupressure Therapy for over 35 years at the Acupressure Institute. In his 40-year practice integrating Acupressure, Acupuncture and guided imagery, Joseph focuses on chronic pain, immunological/ neurological concerns and promoting high level wellness. He was selected one of the top experts in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area (SF Focus Magazine, 1997). His outstanding work in Chinese Medicine along with his approachable, friendly, educational hands-on style has made his Sacramento & Berkeley private practices successful throughout the SF Bay Area.
Michael Reed Gach image

Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D., is the producer of the website, the most comprehensive Acupressure site consisting of articles, self-healing books, CDs, DVDs, and online trainings. Gach received his Ph.D. from Columbia Pacific University in Health & Human Services. He authored seven books including Acupressure’s Potent Points, Acupressure Pain Relief, Acupressure for Lovers, and Acupressure for Emotional Healing. Michael is an excellent, inspiring teacher who combines a friendly, warm, accessible teaching style with precise technical skill. Through his nearly 50 years of experience, his groundbreaking self-treatment techniques have brought pain relief and healing to thousands of people.

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